Ladies and Gentlemen, trolls and goblins, orcs and elves, lend me your ears. It is time to begin considering which leader of the kingdoms of the Magical Realm are the best of the best. We have six nominations, three of which are, in the opinion of the Great Goodell, separate from the others. They have taken efforts and time to make their kingdoms the best of the best of the best. Here are your nominees for Most Fearless Leader (Coach of the Year).
–Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks: With a combination of their highly efficient navy and above average aerial force, the Seahawks are destroying anyone who challenges them. They dismantled a team that also has some stake in this argument, while handling the issues of injuries and suspensions. King Pete has got his kingdom under control and thriving.
–Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers: On the opposite coast, Rivera has taken the Panthers from laughingstock to power in a single season. His main knight, Sir Cameron Newton, has led the offensive by land and by air, while the defense stalks its prey like the felines the kingdom is named for.
–Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs: After being exiled from the Philadelphian Kingdom of Eagles, King Andrew has taken power in the land of the Chiefs. He took this irrelevant team from zero credibility to being the last team with a zero in the loss column. Jamaal Charles has the Cavalry running through opposing defenses, while Alex Smith has brought new life to the artillery division of the King’s troops.
–Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Ducks…I mean Eagles, Philadelphia Eagles: Kelly migrated from Oregon to Philadelphia to play in the big league and he has delivered beyond expectations. Sure, there was a learning curve to being in the big bad Magical Realm, but with Foles as his commanding officer, King Kelly has an explosive aerial attack that is as fast paced as the Eagle itself.
–Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints: The King in the Bayou, running his team with the King Under the Mountain, Drew Brees, is once again at the top of his game. He dealt with the scandal of being removed from his kingship for a year and has brought the life back to the triumphant Saints.
–Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals: This regal team has two of the most explosive defensive players to ever play in the college ranks and is providing the same spark for this team. He has managed to focus his wild child, Sir Honey Badger, while also leading them to a respectable record in the toughest Domain of the Realm.
As the season comes to an end, it will certainly be interesting to see where this ends up and which King comes out on top. And who knows, maybe one of the other 26 will come from the shadows and take the latter weeks by storm.